Archives Portal Europe unveils its redesign at History Day 2020

19 November 2020 h11:15 UK time (12:15 CET), online

We are happy to announce that Archives Portal Europe will participate to the History Day 2020, organised by the Institute of Historical Research in London. History Day is a day of interactive events for students, researchers & history enthusiasts to explore library, museum, archive and history collections across the UK & beyond. The event, a tradition of history and archival research in the UK, will be hosted online this year.

In this occasion, Archives Portal Europe will unveil the re-design of its Portal, which will be launched in 2021. The day includes three main lectures, and several “virtual stalls” will be organised throught the day – our partner & aggregator Archives Hub will present right after Archives Portal Europe – the full programe and registration links to the single stalls are available at this link.

It is possible to register for the Archives Portal Europe presentation via Eventbrite:

The presentation will take place on the Gotomeeting platform, at this link ( Access Code: 179-964-101)

#BakingFriday: Zur Psychologie des Futurismus

Today we propose a recipe from the Futurist movement, to be associated with the reading of Zur Psychologie des Futurismus, the psychology of Futurism, a 1915 manuscript held at the Archiv und Sammlung Hermann Rorschach (Bern), those transcription is avalable on Archives Portal Europe here.

Reasons why the recipe is accompanied by a psychology manual should be self-evident upon reading:

Carneplastico – synthetic interpretation of vegetable gardens, fruit gardens, and grazing (by painter Fillìa)

Prepare a large, cylindrical meatball of calf mince meet with 11 different types of boiled vegetables (editor’s note: celery, carrots, spinach and 8 of their closest relatives should do) (A in the drawing)

The meatball should be placed vertically on the plate (A), crowned by thick layer or honey (C), and sitting on a sausage ring (B) which is supported by three chicken medallions

From Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Fillìa, “La cucina futurista”. Available at Wikisources

#Borders – The Paris Peace Conference and Romania

The Act of Union of the Kingdom of Romania with Bessarabia, Bucovina, Transylvania, Banat, and the Romanian Regions of Hungary was ratified during the Paris Peace Conference. All documents from the National Archives of Romania.

Material of the Romanian delegation propaganda in Paris:

(14)ANR, Vaida Voevod Alexandru (fond personal), ds. 115
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, Vaida
Voevod Alexandru (personal fond), ds. 115.

This booklet consists of the Resolution of Sfatul Țării, the regional parliament of Bessarabia (conditional and later unconditional union of Bessarabia), the Resolution of the General Congres of Bucovina in Cernowitz (in addition, the consent of polish and german nations in Bucovina), the Resolution of the Great National Assembly in Alba Iulia and the Royal Decrees for both latter unifications.
This is Mary, Queen of Romania.

(15)ANR, fond Casa Regală, Regina Maria. Personale. Memorii, ds. III 136_1922, f. 27v
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, Casa
Regală, Regina Maria. Personale. Memorii, ds. III 136_1922, f. 27v

In March 2019 she paid a visit to Georges Clemenceau, in Paris, to (successfully) support the Romanian interests at the Peace Conference.

Decree by which Ferdinand, King of Romania, empowers Alexandru Vaida Voevod,
president of the Council of Ministers, with the full authority to represent the country at
the Peace Conference in Paris (January 10th, 1920)

(16)ANR, Vaida Voevod Alexandru (fond personal), ds. 118 copy
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, fond Vaida
Voevod Alexandru (personal fond), ds. 118

Alexandru Vaida Voevod (1872-1950) was a supporter and promoter of the union of
Transylvania with the Romanian Kingdom.
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, Documente
fotografice, I 6664.

(17)ANR, colectia Documente fotografice, I 6664
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, Documente
fotografice, I 6664.

#Borders – the Union with Transylvania

The road to the unification of Transylvania with Romania in the documents of the National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives, Președinția Consiliului de Miniștri, ds. 34/1918, f. 1.

 

The Great National Assembly in Alba Iulia. 

(9)ANR, colectia Documente fotografice, Al. 5 f. 7
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, Documente fotografice, Al. 5, f. 7.

Several days before all the roads and trains were filled with Romanians who want to attend their nation’s greatest gathering. The trains were adorned with green fir branches and national flags. This assembly gathered the participation of 1228 official delegates from all areas of Transylvania,who directly took part in the debates in the Hall of the Union and voted and more than one hundred thousand Romanians who met on the Roman Plateau near Alba Iulia, the place where the event was to be held.

 

December 1st,  1918

(10)ANR, fond Consiliul Dirigent, ds. 77_1918
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, fond Consiliul Dirigent, ds. 77/1918.

The Resolution of the Great National Assembly in Alba Iulia (the resolution of Transylvania’s union with Romania) signed by Ştefan Cicio-Pop, President of the Great National Council and read by Vasile Goldis in front of all participants..

 

(11)ANR, colectia Documente fotografice, III 431
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, Documente fotografice, III 431.

The members of the first romanian government in Transylvania, the Directory Council of Transylvania, Banat and Romanian lands of Hungary, headed by Iuliu Maniu.

 

1919 – Queen Mary of Romania in Transilvania.

(12)ANR, fond Casa Regală, Regina Maria. Personale. Memorii, ds. III 117_1919, f. 153v
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, fond Casa Regala.Regina Maria. Personale. Memorii, ds. III/117/1919, f. 153v.

 

Ion I.C. Brătianu, an important political figure and the first Prime minister of the Greater Romania.

(13)ANR, colectia Documente fotografice, I 3382
The National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives Service, fond Casa Regala.Regina Maria. Personale. Memorii, ds. III/117/1919, f. 153v.

Archivissima – the Italian Archives’ festival celebrates Women & Archives

The 2020 editition of Archivissima – The Festival of Archives will take place exceptionally online instead of its home city, Turin. Archives Portal Europe will participate to the online programming of the Notte degli Archivi, the White Night of Archives, which will be streamed on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media on Friday the 5th June, from 6pm CET – Archives Portal Europe will be live at 10.25pm (21:25pm UK time, 23:25 Greece time). The full programme can be found here

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The theme of the festival is women, so we have asked our users to make a list of three women from their country that they like – here are the answers gathered so far (in rigurous alphaetical order)

We are updating the list as we receive suggestions – do send us your most inspiring women in European history!

 

Joan of Arc
The heroine who led France to victory in the 100 Years War
2042 Finding Aids from 12 countries and 137 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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The statue of Jeanne d’Arc in Reims. Available at http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/FR-FRAD051/type/fa/id/FRAD051_2Fi454/unitid/2+Fi+454+art.+1-3057+-+2+Fi+454_SLASH_145/search/0/Jeanne+d_SQUOTE_Arc+Reims

 

Hannah Arendt
Philosopher and political theorist
67 collections from 6 countries and 23 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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The cover of the first edition of Eichmann in Jerusalem. Available at https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/DE-1958/type/fa/id/dy30pbpr/unitid/DY+30_SLASH_J+IV+2_SLASH_2_SLASH_759/search/0/Eichmann+in+Jerusalem

 

Simone de Beauvoir
Writer, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist.
93 collections from 9 countries and 23 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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One of de Beauvoir’s book at the National Library in Berlin https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/DE-1958/type/fa/id/dr1_druck/unitid/DR+1_SLASH_2394/search/0/Simone+de+Beauvoir

 

Maria Callas
Perhaps the most loved soprano of all time
66 collections from 8 countries and 13 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
19 collections from 3 countries and 8 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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a collection from 1967, Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv. Available at http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/CH-000018-2/type/fa/id/J2.143_ASTERISK__4205/unitid/J2.143_HASH_1996_SLASH_386_HASH_1253-2_HASH_3_ASTERISK_/search/0/Coco+Chanel

 

Marie Curie
The only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields.
371 collections from 12 countries and 52 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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The laboratory of Marie and Pierre Curie, Archives Departementales de la Manche. Available at https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/FR-FRAD050/type/fa/id/FRAD050_00678/unitid/66+Fi+1199-1-4/search/0/_QUOTE_Marie+Curie_QUOTE_+_QUOTE_Marie+Sk%C5%82odowska+Curie_QUOTE_+_QUOTE_Maria+Sk%C5%82odowska_QUOTE_

 

Europa
The mother of King Minos of Crete, a Phoenician princess of Argive origin, after whom the continent Europe is named.

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Artemisia Gentileschi
Painter, first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence
5 collections from 2 countries and 4 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Anna Kuliscioff
Revolutionary, feminist, anarchist
16 collections from 2 countries and 2 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

Anna Kuliscioff's house, Milan, Italy (3)
The house of Anna Kuliscioff in Milan

 

Rosa Luxembourg
Marxist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist.
1329 Finding Aids from 9 countries and 48 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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A letter from Rosa Luxemburg to August Babel, from the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis. Available at <http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/NL-AmISG/type/fa/id/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH00029/unitid/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH00029+-+128/search/0/Rosa+Luxemburg>

 

Sylvia Pankhurst
Suffragette, anti-Fascist, and anti-colonialist activist
176 collections from 5 countries and 21 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Letter of condolescences from the Ethiopian embassy. Available at https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/NL-AmISG/type/fa/id/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH01029/unitid/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH01029+-+325/search/0/_QUOTE_Sylvia+Pankhurst_QUOTE_

 

Sappho
Poet
223 finding aids from 13 countries and 49 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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 Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg. Available at http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/DE-00000900/type/fa/id/labw-4-891783/unitid/69+Baden_COMMA_+Sammlung+1995+F+I+Nr.+91+a_COMMA_+7/search/0/Sappho+Saffo+%CE%A3%CE%B1%CF%80%CF%86%CF%8E+Safona+Safo

 

Simone Weil
Philosopher, mystic, and political activist.
91 collections from 7 countries and 18 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Virginia Wolf
Writer
95 collections from 8 countries and 16 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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